What many people witness in the workplace is ageism, which can drive the isolation and eventual exile of an older co-worker. Ageism persists because most managers are ill-equipped to defuse it or may never have been taught how to recognize it at all.
It’s easy for me to say I love remote work, because the pros are so much more highlighted than the cons. But honestly, I’m just a person very prone to loneliness generally. I’m naturally more of a listener, I don’t make make social initiatives easily, I’m pretty darn timid in real life — I’m already less likely to experience social interactions. Working from home, multiples this by several factors.